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Saturday 02/21/2015, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Multi-color Double-knitting with Alasdair Post-Quinn
Bored with only 2 colors in your double-knitting? Add a third—or a fourth! With more than 2 colors per row in double-knitting, the rules change a bit. Learn how to choose a color rotation and maintain it throughout a 3-color pattern. In this workshop you’ll get to play with 3-color single-pattern as well as 2-pattern double-knitting – and open new doors to design possibilities that were previously impossible (or at least improbable). You’ll also learn how to integrate the third color into a foolproof double-knit selvedge, and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.
Note: Previous double-knitting experience required. (You should have taken Alasdair's Introduction to
Double-Knitting or have done some
other standard (not slip-stitch) double-knitting colorwork on your own
or in another workshop.)
3 contrasting colors of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range (a light/natural color, a dark color, and a color that contrasts well with both) and a pair of straight or circular needles in the proper size for your yarn.
If you're not already familiar with my cast-on, please learn it before the workshop so we we can move right into new techniques. The cast-on we'll be doing is subtly different from the one currently online but it's best if you have a solid foundation. You can find a video tutorial on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQpsC1FKGrU. Also, please bring a sample or photo of your previous double-knitting work, if handy.